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SMECO’s Prescriptive Program is designed to help commercial and industrial customers maximize energy savings and manage energy costs through an extensive list of proven energy conservation measures.

The Prescriptive Program offers incentives on specific, proven energy-efficient equipment that you can install without the need for a detailed engineering analysis. With cost-saving financial incentives and expert technical assistance, SMECO’s Prescriptive Program identifies the right energy efficiency measures for your business. Financial incentives can cover up to 75% of the incremental cost for new construction. All prescriptive projects require pre-approval from SMECO.

To access the application center, choose one of the following incentives:


SMECO recognizes that one size doesn’t always fit all; that’s why we offer customized incentives to meet your specific needs. For more complex systems and energy efficiency projects not included in the prescriptive program, SMECO offers a custom approach. Financial incentives can cover up to 75% of the incremental cost for new construction.

To be eligible for incentives, custom projects must produce energy savings. SMECO will look closely at the energy savings and costs to determine the incentive the customer may receive.

Some Custom projects can include, but are not limited to:

  • Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
  • Floating Head/Suction Pressure on Refrigeration Rack Systems
  • Compressed Air Systems

Before beginning the application process, talk with a SMECO Business Solutions Representative to determine the eligibility of the proposed project and to establish requirements for detailed savings projections and cost estimates. This information will be submitted to SMECO for review and evaluation of potential incentives.

Please contact us at (866) 235-6044 or email SMECO Business.

  • New Construction Green Building projects may be eligible for up to $5,000 in design assistance to offset costs
  • The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
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